It was in 2007 when Sultan the Warrior, India's first 3D animation film on Tamil super star Rajnikanth was revealed.
The animation film is a joint production of Adlabs and Ocher Studios, the Managing Director of whom is Rajnikanth's daughter, Soundarya Rajnikanth.
When the idea to make a 3 D animation film came to her mind, Soundarya could only think of her father and his inimitable style. "You need someone stylish to get animated. I am such a fan of my father that I felt he deserved to be animated first. Appa is God to me. He is known for his style, mannerisms and gimmicks. If he could do so much in live action, imagine what he could do with animation? The sky is the limit. In Sultan too he does a lot of gimmicks. I would say this film is a daughter's dedication to her father," she told rediff.com.
It is 2009 now and the film which was supposed to release by 2008 end has not yet reached the theatres. Only a new still from the film has been released. It is said that the film will release only by early 2010. Let us hope the film is worth the wait.
Text: Shobha Warrier